Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.
I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…
Do you leave blog comments? Do you respond to comments left on your blog?
Oh blog comments! You have been my achilles heel since IDK, 6 months after I started blogging years and years ago. If you read my Sunday Posts, you’ve probably seen that one of my goals for this years is to reply to every comment. And another goal is to visit and leave comments on at least 7 posts each week. And you also probably know that I’m struggling to keep up with those goals.
First off, I think it’s very important for me to let you know that I appreciate and read every single comment left on my posts. I get them via email and read them almost immediately. And if there were a way for me to just hit reply in that email and reply to that blog comment in the moment, I would probably be much better about replying. But since there isn’t (at least, not with our current system), it’s something I struggle with.
As for commenting, on days I’m working from home and my morning routine goes as planned, I seem to manage to get to a least 3 or 4 blogs and comment on them. Weekends, it just doesn’t happen. And office work days are also less successful.
I hate that I’m so bad at both, as the blogging community is what I love about blogging. When I first started blogging I visited and left comments on probably 30-40 blogs each day. And I replied to every comment I received and visited them back. That was then – when blogging was literally saving me from incredible loneliness and a deep depression. Now (as you also know if you follow my Sunday Posts), I am INCREDIBLY busy and my days Monday – Sunday are jam packed from sunrise to sundown. And I can’t bear to let blogging go, so I keep trying to make it to posts. And keep hoping you’ll forgive me for not being as good as I would like to be. Someday I’ll have more time, right?